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Google’s Mysterious Barge to be a Temporary Exhibition Space with 12 ‘Fish Fin’ Sails

Google’s Mysterious Barge to be a Temporary Exhibition Space with 12 ‘Fish Fin’ Sails

The mystery surrounding a barge moored near San Francisco's Treasure Island has been solved, but the Google showroom is getting more interesting by the day. Designed by Gensler and LOT-EK and submitted by

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NL Architects Turn Shipping Containers into Temporary Industrial Chic Train Station

NL Architects Turn Shipping Containers into Temporary Industrial Chic Train Station

Everyone knows that taking public transportation can sometimes take longer than going by car. According to surveys, however, where you wait can make a big difference--if the place feels unsafe or

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Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

The shipping container project will have 12 units in a three story building. Although the units' 280-290 square foot layout may seem small, even by city standards, many of the women at Atira have had

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SOAK Pop-Up Shipping Container Spa Promotes Health & Sustainability in San Francisco

SOAK Pop-Up Shipping Container Spa Promotes Health & Sustainability in San Francisco

Spas are a luxurious place to relax and heal, but that doesn't mean they need to be wasteful power hogs flushing water down the drain. San Francisco startup SOAK wants to bring healthy and sustainable

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ShelterKraft Werks Builds Homes & Shops from Reclaimed Shipping Containers

ShelterKraft Werks Builds Homes & Shops from Reclaimed Shipping Containers

ShelterKraft Werks in Seattle has the pick of the litter with unused shipping containers that come into port. The containers, which are made of sturdy Corteen steel, are costly to melt down and recycle,

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LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made from 1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers

LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made from 1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers

LOT-EK chose to use recycled shipping containers in their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal due to the modular units' low environmental impact and practical form. "Shipping containers, because

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GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and aquaponics. After successfully raising over £16,000 through a

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Pop-Up Community Space Made from Shipping Containers Opens in Detroit

Pop-Up Community Space Made from Shipping Containers Opens in Detroit

First Container is a Detroit-based project that will include an innovative boutique hotel, a co-working lab and public event spaces made from shipping containers. In order to demonstrate some of the

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MOKO Unveils Plans for Crazy Skydiving Center Made From Silos and Shipping Containers

MOKO Unveils Plans for Crazy Skydiving Center Made From Silos and Shipping Containers

MOKO Architects just unveiled plans for a diving and skydiving center constructed out of two abandoned silos and a series of staggered shipping containers. The ten story multi-purpose recreation center

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Upcycle House: Lendager Architects Building $175,000 Home Entirely from Recycled Materials in Denmark

Upcycle House: Lendager Architects Building $175,000 Home Entirely from Recycled Materials in Denmark

The goal of the Upcycle House is to build a home with a minimal carbon footprint by using materials with a low embodied energy. In choosing materials for the project, Lendager based its selections on four

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Solar-Powered Salam Cardiac Centre is a Shipping Container Medical Facility in Sudan

Solar-Powered Salam Cardiac Centre is a Shipping Container Medical Facility in Sudan

The Salam Centre has been offering up free pediatric and adult cardiac health care since 2007 and is run by the Italian humanitarian organization EMERGENCY. During the design phase, TAMassociati

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Mode:Lina’s KontenerArt Project Enlivens a Forgotten Beach in Poland

Mode:Lina’s KontenerArt Project Enlivens a Forgotten Beach in Poland

Rather than let the beautiful riverside sandy beach go to waste, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the city of Poznań funded a project dedicated to the arts. Mode:Lina kept to a tight

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HASSELL Builds a Shipping Pallet Urban Coffee Farm for Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival

HASSELL Builds a Shipping Pallet Urban Coffee Farm for Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival

Located in Queensbridge Square in Southbank, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar has transformed the public square into a temporary coffee plantation. Inspired by Guatemalan farms, the Young Designers

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Couple Moves into Cool Shipping Container Home in New York City

Couple Moves into Cool Shipping Container Home in New York City

Michele Bertomen and David Boyle set out the achieve the American dream by building their own home in Brooklyn, New York. But the house they chose to create is undoubtedly a little different from the

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Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Architecture to New Heights

Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Architecture to New Heights

High-end clothing store Aether Apparel just launched its first standalone retail shop in San Francisco - and it's made from three recycled shipping containers stacked one atop another! The sophisticated

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HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is coming to Australia in the first week of March and the Young Designers at HASSELL have created the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar as a centerpiece for this year’s

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Sleeping Around: Belgium’s Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Is Always On the Move

Sleeping Around: Belgium’s Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Is Always On the Move

Pop-up stores are pretty common, but hotels less so, largely because of their need for reliable and consistent infrastructure. The makers of Sleeping Around wanted to apply the same principles of pop-up

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LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK's Sunlitan South is one part of a larger retail and living center in Beijing. Master planned by The Oval Partnership for Swire Properties, the project also features building designed by KKAA/Kengo

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Hamburg’s New HafenCity Subway Station is Lit with Shipping Container-Size LED Light Boxes

Hamburg’s New HafenCity Subway Station is Lit with Shipping Container-Size LED Light Boxes

The new HafenCity subway station's design is industrial in nature, and the gravity-defying installation of 6-ton boxes above the platform create a modern ambiance. The light boxes are made from steel

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WhiteCrate Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Create a Festive Bar in Manchester

WhiteCrate Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Create a Festive Bar in Manchester

DockLounge is made-up of two 40-foot WhiteCrate containers and one Hi-cube 40-foot WhiteCrate container that were joined together after the sides were removed to form a spacious room. The site can host

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

In March 2011, the town of Onagawa, Japan was devastated by a powerful earthquake. In the months that followed, Shigeru Ban Architects designed a temporary housing complex for survivors who had been

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Dratz&Dratz Unveil Office Made From Recycled Paper in Essen, Germany

Dratz&Dratz Unveil Office Made From Recycled Paper in Essen, Germany

From upcycled shipping containers to concrete pipes, we love seeing architects find new and clever ways to turn discarded materials into functional structures. Designed by architects Ben and Daniel Dratz

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Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H. The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat Emily Pilloton, creates large-scale community

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UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness

UK Plans to Retrofit Shipping Containers from Amsterdam Into Housing to Help Fight Homelessness

Shipping container photo from Shutterstock Shipping containers offer a surprisingly versatile foundation for small-scale, sturdy homes - they're readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to

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Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Han Slawik based his Homebox on the shipping container model for its transport capabilities, universal dimensions and usefulness. But at the same time, wear, repair and maintenance of steel materials is

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Boxpark Shipping Container Mall to Pop Up in NDSM Shipyards in Amsterdam Next Year!

Boxpark Shipping Container Mall to Pop Up in NDSM Shipyards in Amsterdam Next Year!

Property investor and developer Corio is working in conjunction with Boxpark and London interiors and retail designer Brinkworth to design and build a pop-up shipping container mall in Amsterdam's

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Colorful Shipping Container Restaurants Pop Up in Southbank during the London Design Festival

Colorful Shipping Container Restaurants Pop Up in Southbank during the London Design Festival

Yalla Yalla is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Southbank Centre, where it serves Lebanese and other Middle Eastern street food to be eaten either on the move or in the outdoor seating area

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Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Czech company KOMA MODULAR's newest design store, located near the town of Lüneburg, Germany provides storage, office and sales space all in one compact building. The building is made from recycled

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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Ilan Dei Studio Opens a Shipping Container Pop-Up Store in Venice, CA

Ilan Dei Studio Opens a Shipping Container Pop-Up Store in Venice, CA

Ilan Dei Studio opened its new pop-up shop on July 28th in Venice, CA to sell the studio's designs as well as act as a community living room for the area. Built from three recycled shipping containers,

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